1. Andrea Bocelli, Tegan and Sara Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 02, 2013 7:45 AM EST A number of high entries will join Justin Bieber's "Believe Acoustic" in the top 10. While Justin Bieber 's "Believe Acoustic" seems a lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, there should be a number of other high entries from a range…

  2. Colton Dixon Goes Hard on Debut Album, Writes Songs With Lifehouse Frontman

    January 22, 2013 11:45 AM EST Debut 'A Messenger' slated for January 29 release Colton Dixon is ready to release what he's been working on since his stint on "American Idol" Season 11. His debut album, "A Messenger," is scheduled to drop on January 29. Billboard recently caught up…

  3. 'American Idol' Season 11: Where Are They Now?

    January 16, 2013 4:45 PM EST It's been seven months since "American Idol's" 2012 iteration ended, though we still feel its aftershock in everyday life, provided you own a TV or listen to the radio, therefore often hearing or seeing its most recent victor, Phillip Phillips, buoyed tremendously by hit…

  4. Jessica Sanchez Wraps Debut Album, Talks 'Dancey' Single, 'Glee' and Eminem

    January 16, 2013 11:15 AM EST Debut Album Completed, First Single To Drop "American Idol" fans can expect new material from Jessica Sanchez soon. Billboard recently caught up with the Season 11 runner-up, who revealed that her debut album is completed and can be expected sometime this spring and that its…

  5. Adam Lambert Splits With 19 Recordings

    January 12, 2013 5:00 AM EST Lambert Still Contracted To RCA Adam Lambert and 19 Recordings have parted ways, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.   Although the "American Idol" season eight runner-up had split with 19 Management in August 2011, he remained signed to the recording arm of 19 Entertainment (now…

  6. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop Doubles The Fun.

    October 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The trio achieves a feat previously managed on Adult Pop Songs by only one other group in the chart's 16-year history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  7. Bubbling Under: 'American Idol's' Colton Dixon 'Never Gone' Debuts

    October 05, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Colton Dixon, Lucy Rose, Kristy Lee Cook and Bex. Colton Dixon Making a splash with a No. 1 debut on Christian Digital Songs this…

  8. Music's 15 Worst TV Cameos Ever

    October 03, 2012 6:55 PM EDT With Adam Levine joining "American Horror Story," Miley Cyrus appearing on "Two and a Half Men," and Justin Bieber swinging by for a cameo on "The Simpsons," this fall TV season is going to be overwhelmed with musicians. Even Adam Lambert is returning to…

  9. Hot Tours: Gigant3s Tour, Jason Aldean, Maroon 5

    September 29, 2012 11:45 AM EDT The Latin music GIGANT3S Tour scores a No. 1 ranking on this week's lineup of Hot Tours with over $10 million in ticket sales reported from a late-summer trek. The show, which featured the major star power of Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco Antonio Solís, kicked off on August 3 with two…

  10. Robert Plant's New Band Makes U.S. Debut in Mississippi

    August 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Led Zeppelin Icon Brings the Sensational Space Shifters to the Sunflower Blues Festival Storied British frontman Robert Plant has long since proved that his remit extends far beyond the rock lexicon. But with the consummation of his latest meticulously assembled group of co-workers, he seems…

  11. 'Idol's' Colton Dixon Unveils Original Song: 'It's Perfect For Arena Rock'

    July 07, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Colton Dixon doesn't have compromising photos, tape recordings or anything else with which he could blackmail the producers of "American Idol" or the American Idols Live! 2012 Tour. But he has managed the rare feat of being able to perform an original song, "Never Gone,…

  12. American Idols Live! Tour Kicks Off with High-Energy Detroit Show

    July 07, 2012 12:50 PM EDT The "American Idol" finalists reward after a grueling season of competition? A summer "vacation" spending 11 weeks on the road together. But at least there are no longer judges or mentors, no caustic comments, no fan votes. And Ryan Seacrest exists solely in video form.…

  13. Diana Krall Returns With Rock-Tinged 'Glad Rag Doll': Listen

    July 02, 2012 12:32 PM EDT Diana Krall is getting "Glad" on a journey to the past. For the jazz singer's '20s and '30s-inspired "Glad Rag Doll," she teamed with producer T Bone Burnett (John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson), making what the singer calls "a song and dance record."…

  14. Mumford & Sons Announce Fall U.S. Tour Dates

    June 27, 2012 11:40 AM EDT British folk rockers Mumford & Sons have finally announced the details of their widely-anticipated fall U.S. tour. Dates begin Aug. 1 in Hoboken, NJ, and it will share the first leg of the tour with Mumford's "Gentlemen of the Road" Stopovers, which sold out quickly after…

  15. Jake Owen Talks No. 1s, 'Brothers' Tour & New Single

    June 20, 2012 1:45 PM EDT After being a chart presence since 2006's "Yee Haw," Jake Owen is in the thick of his hottest streak yet. With the recent ascension of "Alone With You" into the top spot on the Hot Country Singles chart, Owen has rung up back-to-back number one hits. The RCA recording…

  16. Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley Footage Unearthed for New Doc

    June 19, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Folklorist Alan Lomax threw a house party at his New York City home in 1961 to fete the folk musicians -- Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson -- in town for a concert thrown by the Friends of Old Time Music. He wanted to mix it up a bit and invited blues musicians such as the…

  17. Mumford & Sons Plot Summer Dates, Hint At September Album Release

    May 29, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Mumford & Sons have returned from the Memorial Day weekend with a handful of new tour dates -- and a tentative release date for their highly anticipated sophomore album. First, the confirmed news: the British folk rockers have plotted a series of "Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers"…

  18. Ca$h Out Talks L.A. Reid, 'Cashin' Out' Success & Next Single

    May 22, 2012 12:40 PM EDT A little more than three years ago, Ca$h Ou t was standing across from a Clayton County judge, anxiously awaiting his fate for a gun charge. Today, he's celebrating the success of his single, "Cashin' Out," and his subsequent signing to Epic Records. "I took [my gun…

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: Joshua, Hollie Steal '60s/Britpop Night

    May 03, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Five remain on the 11th season of "American Idol," and the competition has rarely been this fierce. Weeks ago, it seemed as though the show had its clear favorites. The Dave Matthews -loving Phillip Phillips was touted as a future star almost every week, as was alt-rocker Colton…

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: The Songs of Queen, Plus a Few Surprises

    April 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT The surprise elimination of Colton Dixon during last week's "American Idol" must have shocked the remaining hopefuls into going for broke, because Wednesday night's (April 25) edition featuring the top six was a tough one to judge -- even for the judges themselves. The…

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